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InfoComm Is Just Around The Corner – Are You Exhibiting?

InfoComm is the largest pro-AV show in North America, with 44,000 attendees and 1,000 exhibitors representing every facet of audiovisual technology. This year – Samsung, Blackmagic Design, Crestron and EPSON are major endorsers of the 2019 InfoComm show in Orlando, Florida. It’s the one event that has it all — the largest audio expo, largest digital signage expo, largest collaborative conferencing expo, plus ...

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ENERGY MANAGEMENT: IT’S JUST GOOD BUSINESS

VIXA overhauls its standard for monitoring and controlling AV system power Every time AVIXA begins the task of authoring a standard, I ask myself if I really, really think it’s worth the effort, or if the topic is just a collective passion of a few people in the AV industry. Nowadays we vet ideas for new standards using a very ...

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HOW TO PACK A TRAILER FULL OF A LUXURY HOTEL EXPERIENCE

Luxury has a technology component, and it’s all about creating seamless ease. That’s not just a contemporary ideal, either. Way back in the black-and-white days of Humphrey Bogart, his powerful executive character in the movie Sabrinawas all about super-chic, cleverly integrated audiovisual components hidden behind a glamorous veneer. Cut to 2019 and the perennially glamorous Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, ...

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Lighting for Video (aka “Lighting 101”)

Modern lighting for video really got going in 1938 with the appearance of color television. One fact that many people don’t consider is that stage and movie lighting are a bit different. Proper lighting is not nearly as simple as pointing a light and turning it on. All the fancy transmitters and cameras don’t mean a thing if you can’t ...

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Multi-Cloud Data Management with SwiftStack

Earlier this month, I wrote an article on Object Cloud Storage and featured Caringo, a pioneer in the marketplace. There are a great many players vying for the M&E market due to its forecasted data growth in the coming decade. The competitive landscape is fierce, and I can see consolidation coming in the years to come, but for the moment, ...

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Caringo SWARM – A Storage Platform for Production, Distribution and Collaboration at Massive Scale

  The Challenges for Immediacy The overwhelming access to on-demand media, anytime and anywhere via Internet broadband, handheld devices, streaming services, smart television and evolving IoT (Internet of things) devices has forever changed the time-to-market and monetization model for content providers, cloud OTT (over-the-top) service providers, cable companies, broadcasters, streaming media providers, carriers and the like. All companies that are ...

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Efficient Storage as a Competitive Advantage in M&E

I just read a blog from Adrian Herrera, VP of Marketing for Caringo.  He’s spot on about two of the major pain points facing the production/post production industry – the need to store content at little or no charge and the increasing pressure to deliver digital assets in the shortest amount of time, due to viewers’ growing expectation of ‘immediate ...

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axle Video Raises Performance and Affordability Bar for MAM Solutions

This month’s company highlight focuses on one of the industry’s fastest growing companies, axle Video. Founded by industry veterans Sam Bogoch (CEO), Patrice Gouttebel (Product Manager) and Steve Ryan (Lead Engineer), formerly of SeeFile, in mid-2012, the company’s vision was to develop a MAM (Media Asset Management) solution geared to the needs of the many thousands of smaller video teams ...

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Westlake Pro Builds World-Class Sound Stages with JMR Mac Pro RAID Rackmount Workstations

Los Angeles based Westlake Pro, an iconic award winning pro audio reseller and studio designer, has chosen and integrated JMR Electronics LightningTM ThunderboltTM certified rackmount workstations into the studio’s high-speed SAN implementations. The JMR Lightning Thunderbolt (LTNG-XQ-8-RMMP) product combines the Apple Mac Pro®, three Avid Pro Tools® | HDX cards, RAID storage, a custom I/O panel, and a fiber channel HBA that networks the ...

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Brainstorm enhances its Augmented Reality, Graphics and Template-based Solutions

InfinitySet 3 receives new advanced Augmented Reality and Graphics features. Brainstorm will launch SmartSet, a template-based Virtual Set and Augmented Reality solution Brainstorm, a specialist company dedicated to providing industry-leading real-time 3D graphics and virtual set solutions, introduced at NAB 2017 significant improvements throughout its product range, designed to enhance its Augmented Reality and Graphics solutions. With partner company never.no, ...

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VideoCAVE, a Mixed Reality application

Brainstorm and never.no team up at NAB to deliver VisualMedia, an integrated solution for real-time 3D visualization of social content Brainstorm, a specialist company dedicated to providing industry-leading real-time 3D graphics and virtual set solutions and never.no, pioneers in the Social TV space, are proud to announce VisualMedia, a jointly developed, integrated solution to create visually engaging Social TV content ...

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SmartSet, template-based Augmented Reality and Virtual Sets for small broadcasters

Brainstorm introduces a cost-effective, high-quality template-based solution range designed for small and local TV stations. Brainstorm, a specialist company dedicated to providing industry-leading real-time 3D graphics and virtual set solutions, introduced at NAB a new range of template-based solutions to complement its existing and highly advanced range of Virtual Set, Augmented Reality and Motion Graphics solutions. Brainstorm template-based products play ...

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InfinitySet 3 – designed to create amazing Augmented Reality content

Brainstorm empowers its award-winning Virtual Set and Augmented Reality solution with even more graphics power and specialized AR/VR toolset Brainstorm, a specialist company dedicated to providing industry-leading real-time 3D graphics and virtual set solutions, announced at NAB the new version of InfinitySet, the award-winning Augmented Reality and Virtual Set solution. Already considered the most advanced solution for Virtual Set production ...

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2017 #NABShow – Day 4 Wrap-up

TODAY is the Fourth (and FINAL) day of The 2017 NAB Show – and WOW! WHAT a day it WAS!!! 🙂 Another GLORIOUS day!  You know, they say that Hollywood is “La La Land,” but when you’re at NAB Show, surrounded by all the equipment and many of the people who make La La Land possible, THIS feels even MORESO ...

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2017 #NABShow – Day 3 Wrap-up

TODAY is the THIRD day of The 2017 NAB Show – and WOW!  WHAT a day it WAS!!! 🙂 Broadcast Beat had a STELLAR coverage day of the Show yesterday, and the third day is definitely the charm!  The show is going FABULOUSLY, and our crew is doing OUTSTANDING work – they are extremely instrumental in allowing us to get ...

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JMR Debuts ICS Media MASSter 102 for On-Set and Studios Needing Extremely High Transfer Data Duplication

Ruggedized, portable data duplication system ingests and makes multiple digital copies duplicating 1TB in less than 50 minutes JMR Electronics, Inc. a leading provider of scalable storage solutions, today announced the general availability of the ICS Media MASSter 102 for production workflows requiring a rugged, portable system for duplicating digital assets at ultra-high speeds. Attendees of NAB 2017 at the ...

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